I think there are way to many of them and that they have become the norm in every new product produced. I hate watching collectors at shows opening boxes apon boxes of cards looking for the little fabric cards and one of one's. I realize older stuff is not for everyone and there needs to be a balance in the hobby but does anyone else on here think it's gotten a little out of control? Has it hurt or helped the hobby?
HUGE money is being spent on those modern memorabilia cards so to a certain extent it seems as though that is what the "customers" want. Companies will continue to put it out in large quantities as long as collectors are willing to shell out the cash.
Seems to me that it would be too easy for them to go to the local sporting goods store and buy a jersey or bat off the rack, cut it up and put the pieces in cards, claiming them to be "authentic game-used relics of Player X".
And if they actually cut up something like a Babe Ruth jersey, or Mickey Mantle bat, then they should be ashamed for destroying a piece of baseball history just to make an extra buck on a box of cards.
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